Christmas is a magical but STRESSFUL time. There are presents to get, parties to attend, and family to host. One thing that doesn’t need to be stressful is Christmas Dinner, thanks to our favorite warehouse.
Why not have a Costco Christmas Dinner?
Whether you hate to cook and want a Meal Kit containing heat and serve dishes or prefer a DIY meal, there are some wonderful Christmas foods at Costco.
We’ve got everything you need to make a delicious holiday dinner, whether you are cooking for two or twenty guests.
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Costco Christmas Dinner Meal Kits
If you don’t wish to prepare dinner, Costco sells three complete dinners from Rastelli’s. They also offer tamale kits.
The Rastelli kits feature beef, turkey, or ham. The beef meal kit is cheaper than on the company’s website; the others are Costco exclusives. These are a good deal if you want a heat-and-serve dinner.
For $170, you get two beef tenderloins, potatoes au gratin, and creamed spinach. It’s advertised as serving six people, which makes each serving $28.33.
For $150, the ham meal includes an 8-10 pound ham, two pounds each of sausage and cranberry stuffing, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach. This meal serves eight people at $18.75 per person.
A new addition to the mix is the turkey meal from Rastelli’s. It’s the cheapest option at $109. This meal features a 5.5-6 pound turkey, sausage and cranberry stuffing, mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach. It serves 8, making it $13.75 per person.
Costco Christmas Dinner Ideas
If you want to be more hands-on with your cooking, there are some great options for Christmas dinner at Costco. But don’t worry, you will still have time to enjoy the holiday,
Costco Christmas Dinner — Main Dish Ideas
Kirkland Master Carve Ham
Costco sells Kirkland Master Carve Ham in the refrigerated section. It’s fully cooked and easy to carve. Just heat and serve. At just $4 a pound, it’s an inexpensive option.
Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast
In November, the retail giant carries several turkey brands, but Costco sells the Kirkland Signature Turkey Breast throughout the year. It’s not a surprise since it’s easy to prepare and delicious.
Ocean Pier Lobster Tail Skewers
Try these lobster tails if you want to add some pizzazz to your holiday meal. At $18 for four, they are a great price. Serve with beef tenderloin for a classic surf and turf.
These tender pieces of beef are perfect for a holiday. Wrap the outsides in bacon for added flavor. These can be cooked on the grill if you run out of kitchen space.
If you have time, purchase an eye of round beef at Costco and make the No-Peak Oven Off Roast Beef. The cook time is long, but the prep is minimal.
Costco Christmas Dinner — Side Dishes
For Christmas Dinner, 4-5 side dishes are perfect. Plan for rolls, vegetables, a salad, and one or two more. Here are some great options.
These are a dinnertime standard and a kid’s favorite. The hardest part is rolling them into the proper shape. Since Cresent Rolls are refrigerated, they are an excellent option for food shopping ahead of time.
These rolls are ready to go. Their square shape makes a beautiful presentation, and the crunchy outside hides a tender inside.
Slice this french bread on a diagonal and place it in a basket. Serve with butter. It’s so simple but so delicious.
Costco Side Dishes For Christmas Dinner
Make your favorite mashed potato recipe using one of the big bags of potatoes sold at the warehouse giant. We love using Yukon golds for their creamy texture, although red potatoes don’t need peeling, so they are great if you don’t have lots of prep time.
Reser’s Main Street Scalloped Potatoes
This side dish isn’t always in the warehouse, but it’s worth checking on your next trip. These scalloped potatoes serve 6-8 people and are ready in less than 20 minutes (including preheating).
Mashed or roasted sweet potatoes are an excellent addition to a holiday table. They prepare the same as regular potatoes if you’ve never made them.
Russet potatoes are perfect for baked potatoes thanks to their large size and starchy insides. They pair well with steaks and even turkey. If oven space is at a premium, use a slow cooker. Spend With Pennies has a simple recipe to explain how.
If your family doesn’t love mashed potatoes, try roasted ones. Costco sells petit potatoes, which are perfect for roasting. Half or quarter them based on size, toss with olive oil and salt and bake in a 400-degree oven for 30 minutes. They can roast at any temp above 375; just add cooking time.
Salads For Christmas Dinner At Costco
These kits have everything you need to make the perfect salad.
This kit goes well with beef; at 24 ounces, it will serve about ten people.
If you love everything bagels, this salad is for you. Seasoning is a big part of this salad, containing cheese, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, greens, and much more.
Pair this salad with ham or turkey. It’s filled with vegetables like kale, chicory, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage for a filling dish.
Vegetables For Christmas Dinner At Costco
Steamed or roasted, these are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Sliced and roasted in the oven, these mini cabbages are easy to prepare.
Steamed green beans topped with almonds are an elegant option for turkey and ham.
Sautee in equal parts olive oil and butter; mushrooms are great to serve with beef.
Desserts For Christmas Dinner At Costco
Juniors Cheesecake has been a mainstay of NYC since 1950. These cheesecakes are delicious. Top with strawberries or leave plain.
Individual or as a large cake, Costco’s tiramisu is out of this world.
This brightly colored dessert is a classic that pairs well with other options.
What Should I Make For Christmas Dinner At Costco? Here Are Some Menu Ideas
Steakhouse Inspired Menu
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, Lobster Tails
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
A Lighter Christmas Dinner
Organic Everything Salad
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Tiramisu, Fresh Fruit
A Large Feast
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Tiramisu, Peppermint Bark, Cheesecake
How Much Food To Cook For Christmas Dinner?
Use this handy chart as you food shop.
|Food Item||Amount Per Person|
|Vegetables||¼ – ½ lb.|
|Scalloped Potatoes||⅔ cup|
|Ham (boneless)||⅓ lb.|
What Do You Think?
Have you made a Costco Christmas Dinner? What did you serve? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to read it.
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